Puma Boat Breaks Mast in Volvo Race

Mishap is latest in race's first leg


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A third boat in the Volvo Ocean Race is facing a potentially devastating setback only weeks after the around-the-world event began in Spain. The Puma boat, captained by American Ken Read, broke its mast in three places on Monday some 2,000 miles from the ship’s destination in Cape Town, South Africa. Teams from Abu Dhabi and China have already been forced to take a points penalty and ship their vessels to South Africa. The Puma team took a fuel resupply on Wednesday that will allow it to reach shore. They must arrive in Cape Town by December 10 or face withdraw from the race.

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